Anneke Esselbrugge

Anneke has admired the Maori Art of Raranga (weaving) for a long time.
In 2018 - 2019 she followed her dream to learn Raranga by enrolling Toi Paematua programme at Te Wananga where she completed a Diploma in Maori and Indigenous Art (level 5).
Creating artworks that have both practical function and beauty, from an amazing natural local resource (harakeke) gives Anneke a great sense of belonging and satisfaction.
"I am inspired and grateful for the knowledge and skills of past weavers. I am humbled to be allowed to share in that knowledge and be part of preserving those old traditions."